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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
+44 1243 775888
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Disappointing

We went into this free museum to see the Tim Peake exhibition. It was a little disappointing and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
06sarah69
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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
In search of the Romans

A free museum to explore, very close to the cathedral. Cafe and shop on the premises... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paula5957
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london
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into this free museum to see the Tim Peake exhibition. It was a little disappointing and is really only suitable for young children. It gave basic information and the hands on exhibits were mostly broken. Very young children were racing around and dressing...More

Thank 06sarah69
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 06sarah69, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review, though I am sorry to hear that you felt it disappointing. Our Tim Peake exhibition, as you noticed, has been extremely popular with children, but also adults...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A free museum to explore, very close to the cathedral. Cafe and shop on the premises. Particularly liked the gallery about local history.

Thank paula5957
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear paula5957, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with grown up kids, largely to see the Tim Peake exhibition. Whilst the newly excavated Roman Baths on the ground floor are very impressive and there are lots of Roman exhibits, it felt like they'd missed a trick by not displaying more about our...More

Thank OutnAbout007
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear OutnAbout2007, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We welcome feedback and take your comments on board. We do try to rotate exhibitions, based on items we hold in our collection, and welcome suggestions for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the opportunity to have a coffee next to the remains of the bath house. And the layout of the building is excellent - three different floors give lots of opportunity for a change of era and change of pace. The top floor is...More

Thank ljc99
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ljc99, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It sounds like you were really able to enjoy all that we have to offer during your visit - the café area is certainly a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was welcomed to the museum and given a private guided tour by a volunteer guide who was very knowledgeable. my daughter found the Tim Peak exhibition very interesting. The museum appeals to all ages with dressing up for the little ones amongst many other...More

Thank chickpeagal
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Chickpeagal, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We are very lucky to have some excellent volunteer guides to offer informative tours, and I will ensure that your praise is passed on. We hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting, knowledgeable and part of our local history. Husband and I found the Novium Museum easy to find, down a side lane in Tower Street. Admission is FREE. The building has a large lift and is accessible for wheelchairs and prams. We went to see...More

Thank Pinkshoes26
TheNovium, Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pinkshoes26, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you found us easily, and that you enjoyed the Tim Peake exhibition. Please do return with your grandchildren - as you noticed,...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Chichester specifically to see the Tim Peake exhibition with my 13 year old son. I do take on board others' comments about some of the interactive equipment needing attention, but I found that taking our time to watch the footage, read the information and...More

1  Thank HeidiO18
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear HeidiO18, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We are working to ensure that our interactive items are repaired or replaced as soon as possible where needed, but it's pleasing to hear that you and...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Came here as this is the Information centre and the staff we're excellent....they know their stuff! Where the best place is to park, how to get there, what to see etc. The Novium itself is excellent, with. The Roman excavations on view and the Tim...More

Thank cfredman2016
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear cfredman2016, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that our staff were able to help you - we are very proud of our team and I will ensure that your...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum with children aged 10, 11 and 14 years old. Museum is well laid out and the facilities are very clean. The children enjoyed dressing up in the costumes provided and taking part in the interactive activities in the...More

Thank loobydog
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear loobydog, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear that you all enjoyed your visit - our interactive activities are a popular feature of our galleries. Thank you also for your kind...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

On a wet Wednesday in the school holidays I should have known better as the museum is free and very child friendly. Good exhibits but will need to visit another time outside of the holidays to appreciate it as this visit was extremely loud and...More

Thank AnthonyandAna
TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear AnthonyandAna, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. As a family friendly museum, we can experience busy periods during the school holidays, however as a free entry museum you are able to pop back to...More

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